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oakland, berkeley, and three other cities in the bay area today. the flags are waves as the supreme court justices hear arguments for and against same-sex marriage. >> i think it's an important decision, and it's a part of history and evolution of our society. so it's something that i definitely support. >> reporter: the support for gay marriage is overwhelming in much of the bay area. for people like charles, who was married in san francisco in 2008 -- >> even my husband's even cried over it. it's just awful. and it's just not fair. >> reporter: fairness and equality is what he is looking for from a supreme court decision. >> i've been with my husband, it'll be 18 years in august. if anybody tells me that my marriage is any less than a heterosexual marriage, i'd disagree completely. just look at my life. >> reporter: protectmarriage.com is one of the groups who fought hard for proposition 8 in 2008 banning gay marriage. the push for prop 8 started after some 4,000 same-sex couples flooded san francisco's city hall to tie the knot in 2004. in a statement released today, the group sa
bay area news. >>> oakland mayor jean kwan is apologizing for a class on how to pick locks. when she supported a lock picking class, it didn't go overwhelm with a city that burglaries spiked 40% last year. the mayor said she'll do a better job reviewing listings in the future. >>> the agency's board of directors decided to adopt boosting fees based on bhanldz. an average one-way fare will go up 19 cents starting in january. in oakland, it's a $5 flat rate. some parking rate also go up as early as april. others follow in about a year. >> now to an follow. the city of san jose is set to clear out a massive homeless encampment. we brought you the story about this. the cleanup will take place a week from tomorrow. at least 100 people are living in that makeshift tent city on spring street between taylor and heading street. each day, cleanup cost san jose between $5,000 and $10,000, depending on the size of the encampment. >>> a followup to a story we brought you yesterday. the huge sinkhole caused by a water main break in san francisco. it's been filled. at least six homes are yellow tag
details now in the case of a missing oakland woman. friends and family hope surveillance video will help find her. this shows the 31-year-old power walking along the sidewalk on the corner of 34th and telegraph last thursday morning. friends and family say they haven't seen or heard from her since. she had a ticket to fly to dallas on friday morning to intend the weekend visiting her brother. instead, her brother flew here to oakland to help search for her. >> i just want to know where she, you know? she's my sister. we're so close. she's my best friend in the whole world, you know? i love her so much. >> late this afternoon, police told us that she was spotted in west oakland after her purported disappearance. police also say they are not asking for the media's help, would not say why. >>> a man is now facing murder charges in connection with saturday's deadly crash that took three lives in daily city. 28-year-old dennis macedo slammed his car into another vehicle on a residential street just west of interstate 280. police say he was racing away from another hit-and-run crash involving
mostly in the 50s and santa rosa jumping in the 50s. and down to 51 in livermore. through oakland and down towards sfo, the gusts are close to 40 miles an hour. 35 winds in novato, we should see the wind speeds come in. a slight risk of one more chance of showers and we will show you where coming up in our future cast, and hour by hour forecast. tomorrow, will be continued clearing, dry, gusty in the hills and then the headline, sunday into next week, warming temperatures we should see plenty of 70s in the forecast. right now, the radar is relatively dry, if you look off to the east, it's still snowing good there in the sierra a. that is great news. you have seen two feet of fresh powder in the sierra. you will see more tonight until midnight. once it's past midnight, travel to the high country is g we will have chain controls up tonight, through the weekend, if you want to check out the snow, driving conditions should be nice. watch the area east of san jose and santa cruise mountains. it will shut down by the time you wake up tomorrow morning as we look for clearing skies and a
oakland, property crimes up 24%, while fremont in san francisco went up 13% again in just one year. now, we haven't heard back from san jose police today and we consistently heard from the department that they are tied it up and have to prioritize the high volume of calls and can't get certain events or things like home break-ins. at 6:00 tonight, there is something the police department told her husband to do that angered her. again, we will hear from her at 6:00. live in east san jose, stephanie trang, nbc bay area news. >> stephanie, thank you. >>> the fresno animal park where a lion killed a 24-year-old woman four days ago is back open today. the park is called cat i haveness and the board president had the blessing from the victim's family to reopen. diana hanson was an intern at the park and her mother says she would have wanted the work to continue. she was mauled on wednesday when she was cleaning a cable. the gate to the lions' enclosure was not entirely close and the lion opened that gate and attacked hanson. >>> cal state university system is opening an innovative approach to
to police, officials collected 339 weapons. >>> dozens of occupy oakland protesters took to the street, not to occupy but vandalize, 50 protesters vandalized atms at five banks and shattered a large window at the oakland tribune tower. there is no word of any arrests. >>> in sunnyvale, firefighters responded to a business park near sobrante way. they were shooti one office was destroyed and two nearby were damaged. no one was hurt, they are working to determine the cause. >>> thousands of journal iflts and media workers have been in rome covering the conclave and today some had a chance to meet the pontiff. here's more. >> reporter: the line stretched for blocks. thousands of journalists allowed inside the gates of the vatican for the pope's first audience with the media. pope francis spoke for 20 minutes at times straying from his notes but never his message. saying how i wish a poor church for the poor. >> this man is saying, tour the poor and works of peace and mentioned that today, francis is a great figure of peace. i think all of that is terrific. >> reporter: the crowd laughed a
legislation to create a 25-foot buffer zone around the planned parenthood facility. >>> the oakland police department is rolling out a new way to fight crime. the department's chief is talking about a plan to redistrict by switching from current format to two police districts to one which would consi ifist of five smaller districts. the first subdistrict would be in east oakland and in place by this saturday. each district managed by two police captains who are responsible for community outreach and officer deployment. >> going to neighborhood policing where captains are in charge of a smaller more manageab manageable geographic area. >> the goal is to better manage the city's limited resources and more aggressively address high crime areas. >>> carrying a messaged a the mail. postal workers protested in san francisco today. they rallied outside of a convention hosted by their employer. protesters are concerned about cuts to service which could ultimately lead to an end of the postal service. the post master general was attending the forum. it's a convention that got criticism lately becau
another oakland rapper kenny clutch. >>> in health matters, for the first time in five years we're seeing a dramatic increase in the number of autism cases. based on parent reports from last year, 1 in 50 school aged children was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. five years ago that was 1 in 86 kids. autism can be identified in children as young as 18 months old. kids with milder symptoms may not be diagnosed until school aged. increases were greatest amongst boys. >>> it appears the genetically engineered salmon will not be swimming in. whole foods and trader joes says they won't sell the fish. the salmon is said to be nearing approval by the food and drug administration. the developer says it's completely safe to eat. the only difference is genetically engineered fish can grow twice as fast as regular salmon. >>> okay. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff raranieri. we're talking rain, allergies, and sunshine. our friend is dying here. >> are you blaming it on me? >> no. mother nature, of course. >> we'll get sunshine in there. eventually by this weekend the rainfall ov
't discovered how she got them. >>> two oakland city council members, they say, illegally interfered with the bidding process of a major construction contract. they accuse them of working with the turner group construction on a $2 million demolition project at the open army base. the vice president has close ties with brooks and reid. it ultimately locked out on the contract when the city administrator ordered a competitive bidding process. both council members are denying any wrongdoing. >>> happening now, thousands of people have descended on san jose, the hp pavilion hosting the ncaa tournament bringing lots of excitement and money into the city. lauren scott is live outside the hp pavilion with all the hoopla. >> reporter: how are you doing. a complete college hoops feast here today. you think back to the last time that the tournament was here in san jose, was 2010. we saw great games. we saw butler, who went on to the national championship game. we saw murray state knocking out vanderbilt in the last seconds. today, fans from all around the country descending here upon san jose.
of flying the flag in oakland, berkeley or san leandro is to try to change the supreme court's mind. it's to give encouragement and support to people that believe in marriage equality. >> reporter: it makes sense for support to come from the city of berkeley. two of the plaintiffs in the case to overturn prop 8 are berkeley residents. >> i think the more people talk about it, and the more they know somebody who is openly gay or lesbian, the more that it sort of stops being an idea. >> reporter: across the bay, san francisco has long been considered the epicenter of gay marriage. we want equality in prop 8 signs are posted in the castro to publicize tonight's march from market and castro to city hall. >> what we wanted to do is support the president and say to the supreme court and america is listening and america is asking for equal rights. >> reporter: brian willingham and his husband were legally married in new york and now live in california. they are having immigration issues because their marriage is not recognized by the federal government or california. the supreme court ruling o
an isolated thunderstorm a little later on this evening. right now some lighter rain into oakland. it's really spotty around the inner east bay. you can see right around half moon bay, that is where some of the heavier rain is falling. san jose a few sprinkles here or there but the heavier rain will continue to be kind of rotating up from the south. right now in gilroy starting to approach morgan hill, that will be spilling into the south bay for tonight so plan on mostly cloudy skies, some rain at times tonight, and then tomorrow is a transition day to a big-time pattern chamber of commernge as the weekend. as this system moves out, looks like we could see spring-like weather coming to the bay area. we'll walk you through the timing of these changes in the forecast in just a few minutes. >>> in less than an hour parents and educators are planning a protest called think before you pink. it's happening at tonight's school board meeting in santa clara. bottom line, they don't want any teachers to lose their jauobs. the state deadline for pink slips is coming up. the board has money and should be
will see you at 6:00, an event meant to celebrate in oakland, has taken a turn this evening. it's the city's first friday art's festival, it's the first gathers since the deadly shooting of the teen aiminger last month. this is a live look of the event, first friday has been scaled back from a dozen blocks to just five and will end at 9:00, an hour earlier than expected. there will be a peace concert for the 18-year-old senior that was killed during the event on february 1st. police say there's more security at tonight's echbtd to ensure there's no violence. well, time to change the timeline, coming up the new look of facebook that will be coming next week. >>> and a beautiful shot from our nbc bay area helicopter. but, good thing you do not have smell-o-vision. we will explain the stinky situation in the seaside neighborhood next. and good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri live in the north bay where the sun is out and so are the petaluma little leaguers who made it all the way to the little league world series last year. we will talk baseball and weather and opening day right here in the north
across the bay wrar, starting in hayward, traveling to bay city and oakland. an anonymous tip came from a woman who said she saw her ri t riding on a train. in the meantime the police are also on the case and the family is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts. live, monte francis. >> coming up at 5:00, we're going give you a closer look at the wave of cuts brought by the sequester from head start to blue angels. >>> dozens made a free chip to the operating room. we'll explain. >> we've continue up with not just a drug but a whole new class of drugs. >> we're going to show you an exciting new breakthrough with help of alligator blood. >>> the weekday starting off on a mild note. 60s and 70s. you probably notice the clouds outside. this includes, yes, finally a chance at seeing some rain both in the weekend forecast and plenty more in your seven-day forecast. we'll let you know the timing of these rain chances coming up when we come right back. >>> federal employees are getting ready for some serious belt tightening. congress and the white house were unable
, the most since 2006 when he was with, yes, the oakland a's, way back then. let's get to some action from today. d-backs and giants, making his second cactus league start. top of the first, 1 on. jason flays to center. blanco making a great diving catch to end the inning. g-man, former giant cody ross goes down looking. he is not boss there. top of the third, eric chavez strikes out swinging. next batter, zito flashes some leather. adam eden pops out. zito three scoreless winnings with two strikeouts. very impressive. bottom of the six, two on, francisco. 3 for 4, three runs batted in. giants win, 5-3 is your final. >>> over to the green and gold, trying to rock the rockies for the second straight day. top of the third, tied at one. hiro nakajima singles to right to load the bases. next batter, daric barton, ouch. chatwood hits him. derrick norris scores. a's had five walks and three hit batsmen in the first three i think so. seventh innings, a's up by four runs. david freitas hits a solo shot off josh outman. a's win, 7-2 is your final. >>> stanford cardinal trying to put away utah on th
the temperatures down around the inner bay. oakland to san francisco, feeling more of that ocean air conditioning as opposed to the drying effect of north winds like in fairfield and north valival i vallies. a slight breeze keeping the coast cool, the north bay has a chance of getting into the 70s. the most important thing tonight for the weather is the time change. spring forward begins tonight. 2:00 in the morning. if you don't want to wait until that time, as you go to bed tonight, clocks go forward one hour. that gives us the extra hour of daylight in the evening. i think you will appreciate it with the temperatures warming up. the evenings will be mrpleasant around the bay area. right now clear skies over much of the bay area. not much in the way of low clouds on the coast. high pressure builds in, skies clearing and drying after the week that brought two feet of snow. some of that rain and snow came through the bay area earlier this week. in the pacific, a pattern shift taking place. the water vapor satellite showing you the pineapple express, moving from hawaii up towards seattle, and atmo
between march 1st and march 16th. back in a moment. >>> it all happened so quickly when an oakland man severed his finger in a freak accident, one doctor told him his only option was amputation. he decided to get a second opinion, and that second opinion changed his life. nbc bay area's marianne favro is here to explain this story. >> surgeons have been able to reattach severed fingers for years, but what's new about this case is that they used nerves from a cadaver sparing the patient from another surgery to use his own nerve. for 49-year-old christopher sharp, playing the piano doesn't just offer him the gift of music, it's a wonderful reminder of another gift. he can still play despite severing his finger in a freak accident climbing a fence last july. >> i felt my arm lift up, and a fair amount of pain. and i pulled my hand down, and most of the soft tissue on my left ring finger was gone. >> he collected his finger and headed to the e.r. where a doctor gave him one option. >> the only alternative for me was to have the whole thing cut off. that is literally what i was told. >> sha
the country will converge on oakland this sunday for the city's annual running festival. this is the fourth year for the event which includes a 5k, half marathon and full marathon. 26 bands are lined up to be on the course and cheer on the runners. for the first time in the race's brief history, bad weather over the past three years forced many runners and musicians to pull out at the last minute. >>> it took months to plan but only a few hours to build. hundreds of local kids have a new place to play in the east bay thanks to teamwork. today volunteers from shutterfly, the nonprofit kaboom and other volunteers built a playground in just about six hours. this is at the ymca in hayward. you know what's really cool about this playground? the design comes from children's drawings. >> very colorful, it looks great. >> we'll be right back. >>> we made it to friday. >> we did. >> finally. i'm going to give the weather this weekend an 8 out of a 10. get out and enjoy it. >> "nightly news" is next. we'll see you at 6:00. >>> on our friday night broadcast a new twist in a baffling murder mystery. th
the peninsula. upper 50s to low 60s in oakland with some areas of morning mist as we kick off the workweek. the forecast will call for a chance of seeing some showers for the north bay late on tuesday, then wednesday through friday, a chance of seeing those scattered showers running a little bit cooler. and temperatures pay try to climb a little bit as we head towards next weekend. and for now we'll say, stay tuned. a chance of seeing some rain. it all depends where that cutoff low goes, which is a sure sign we're in late march, early april. march madness arrives in the forecasting when these temperatures can wobble around a bit. even though it's a big weekend for easter plans, now, a chance of spring showers. >> and congratulations to your arizona wildcats. >> yes, they're still in it for now ppt. >>> let's bring in henry from comcast sports net. >> hello. we've got plenty of golf and basketball coming up for you, coming up in sports. tiger woods' resurgence hits a snag in florida. but first, the stanford women's team earned the top seed in their bracket. but that didn't stop number 16 se
. they host the oakland a's. the giants execs spent timesharing what is in store for the season. it that includes new food at the ballpark. officials say it's just a taste of the yearlong celebration set for the fans of the world championship giants. >> when you get to the winter months, you can't wait to get together again, and it's really truly, we have a game here tomorrow night. opening day is right around the corner. fans can't wait to get in the ballpark, smell the garlic fries and start enjoying baseball. >> no, they can't. tomorrow night's game starts at 7:15. friday night's game can be seen here on nbc bay area. the proud broadcast home of the world champion giants. >> that has a nice ring to it. >> it sounded like thunder and created a path of destruction. >> and then predicting cancer risks earlier. a new discovery to prove the way doctors treat all types of diseases plus -- >> we don't always get to put smiles on people's faces when they see us. it's nice to put a smile on their face when they see us coming through the door. >> a mission to save a life and make a sic
. they say there are other remedies for kristen cannane. >>> oakland police are releasing photos of a bank robbery hoping the public can identify the suspect. just before noon on thursday this man approached a teller at a bank on harrison street and demanded money. after the robbery he ran off and was seen walking in the area of 20th and webster streets. he's described in his 40s with a shaved head and a thin mustache. milpitas police believe the man can put an end to a rash of robberies in the area. 32-year-old hunter thompson was arrested with a bank robbery there march 9th. he is suspected of two robberies in palo alto, one at a walgreen's and at a credit union. police are investigating these crimes. >>> the team's 2012 mvp is making headlines with one of the biggest baseball contracts ever. mindy bach of comcast sportsnet joins us from at&t. how much and for how long? >> reporter: oh, terry, it's a very big deal. buster posey, the most lucrative contract ever in franchise history, eight years and $167 million, but he got read per game two for the a ease just like he would and he's also
. bruce bochy said he is optimistic about pablo, but we'll wait and see. the show goes on in oakland. final spring game between the giants and a's. josh reddick, little looper. that is trouble. coco crisp scores, 1-0 a's. three straight singles to open the game. bottom of three, cespedes sees something more than a single. just pulverizes this ryan vogelsong offering. a laser three-run shot. six of the spring for cespedes. in the seventh, the giants get some back. guillermo kiros, a no doubter to left. 4-3. top of the nine, bartolo colon, this time colon wins inducing the 5-4-3 double play to end it. the a's win. they will play for real on monday. the warriors have plenty of motivation tonight. get a playoff spot, bounce back from a subpar performance against the kings and lillard will be a marked man tonight. >> heck of a basketball player, enjoying a great rookie year. by far and away the rookie of the year. a franchise player. his ability to score, facilitate. you have to try to make life tough for him, make him work for everything. but with great players they always have the abili
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